When you have clean water to drink, clean air to breathe and properly managed waste treatment facilities, you have environmental engineers to thank. Studying a degree in Environmental Engineering is one of the best things you can do for our planet and it’s definitely one of the most important ones for our future. We need to find better ways to create sustainable development plans.
M.Tech Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering is the perfect start for any Civil or Chemical Engineering graduate. It offers modules that will gear students towards developing a comprehensive understanding of different forms of pollution, climate change, carbon market, managing environmental resources, controlling waste and environmental impact assessments and audits.

Market Trends of Environmental Engineering:

  • Globally, Environment Services market has reached $600 Billion in 2016 and India stood as the 3rd largest environmental technologies market worldwide.
  • Environment consulting is also one of the emerging environment services accounts for huge revenues worldwide. Water and waste management services accounts for 30%, contaminated land services – 29%, environmental management, compliance, and due diligence – 14%, environmental impact assessment and sustainable development -14% and climate change and energy nearly about 8%, as per an assessment of the aggregated revenues of the world’s top 20 firms by Environment Analyst.
  • Indian environmental consulting services market is the 8th largest in the world and holds about 1.8% share of the global environmental consulting services market. Due to increasing investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, environmental consulting services market in the country is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% in the forecast period.
  • India has a Vision for an Environmentally Sustainable Future by 2030 and promotes long-term environmentally sustainability. It aims to develop strategies to harmonize the twin objectives of growth and environmental sustainability in urban and ecologically fragile hill areas.

Unique Selling Points of the Specialization:

  • Well – balanced, industry and research aligned curriculum and integrates theory with real-world applications. Curriculum will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges.
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty with extensive experience of solving real-world environmental challenges. Opportunity to work with faculty on various governments funded projects of the department.
  • Guidance and support to attend seminars and conferences related to Environmental challenges and way forward, held nationally and internationally.
  • State-of-the-art labs with accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Laboratories and are readily available for hands-on practical work and research.
  • Exposure and involvement in specialized industries for internship and thesis work. Mentoring, guidance and hands on training by industry experts.
  • Hands on experience on related software like
    • Pipe Network: LOOP, Epanet, WaterGem, SewerGem
    • Air pollution & monitoring: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Smart resource management modules
    • Smart water management and sensors
    • Intelligent monitoring solution
    • Internet of things (IoT) in water supply systems
    • Automation in pipe network
    • Big data in automation
  • Interaction with distinguished and experienced alumni and help in career guidance.
  • Teaching assistant ship to GATE qualified students as per Government rules.
  • Future opportunities in terms of Ph.D. and positions in the research center.

Career Options:

Environmental engineers work to prevent, control or remediate any hazards to the environment using their engineering expertise. Their work might focus on topics like waste disposal, erosion, and water and air pollution.

Those who take the environmental engineering route can expect work in the classroom, laboratory and out in the field. Additionally, after working a few years in the field, many environmental engineers choose to get licensed as a professional engineer by graduating.

Research: After Master’s Program students can further enrolled for Ph.D. and develop their research skills.

Environmental Consultant: Employment opportunities can be found in private consulting engineering firms, universities, private research firms, testing laboratories, government agencies (central, state and local), or all types of major corporations and private businesses.

Public and Private Sector: Apart from jobs in government agencies like the Central Pollution Control Board, the private sector openings would be with companies that are engaged in infrastructure projects with environmental consulting firms.


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